Making & Baking with Crayons :: 焼く
Prep Time: 30 ~ 60 minutes / Play Time: From 20 ~ 60 minutes ~ /
- Old, broken, unused crayons.
- Bowl to hold crayons with water, bowl to hold peeled crayons.
- Silicon Baking Molds.
- Cookie Sheet & Parchment or Aluminum Foil.
Variations: I used cake-pop and muffin molds, however, you can use any shape. I like the cake-pops for toddlers, the result is a large crayon that is easy to grip.
1. Gather all of the material, and pre-heat oven to 300°F or 150°C .
2. Soak the crayons in water, for about 20 minutes, to loosen the paper wrappers prior to peeling.
3. Peel the wrappers.
4. Put the crayons into your molds.
5. Melt the crayons in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until mostly melted. I recommend using a cookie sheet underneath the molds to keep them steady while baking. (I used an old one, that I no longer use, however if you want to reuse your cookie sheet, put a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper down as well.)
*I believe it is possible to use the microwave for melting crayons, however, I have not tested this method, and therefore cannot offer any recommended instruction.
6. Let the molds harden overnight, then pop them out and they are ready to use.
Variation & Caution:
- My son basically only wanted to put his fingers into the hot (BOILING) melted wax from the crayons. I eventually let him dip his fingers in after the wax had cooled enough not to burn him. *It is worth noting: (Of course) the wax is very hot when you remove it from the oven, it melted (!) It has gone from a solid state to a liquid one (!) The crayons reached their melting point.
- He created his own custom finger crayons, and made some scribble art with his sister.
- The crayons that molded to his finger eventually broke away from his hand, but it was a great experiment.
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